Moving home isn’t simply the business of filling a case and moving to a new location. You need to plan to move your furniture, your plants, your clothes and your kitchen appliances with reliable transportation to your new home. The sooner you manage and plan the whole operation the easier everything will be. When there are so many variables attached to moving home some things will inevitably go wrong, but you can limit these by being in control.
It is always a better decision to allow a professional company to work with you and complete the packing, loading onto their vehicle and transporting your goods to your new home.
Your initial planning will pay long-term dividends
Some of your furniture may need to be taken apart before it can be transported. It might be too large to move through your property or it might be so delicate or ready to fall apart that transportation might finish it off for ever.
This is a wonderful opportunity to look at your mattresses and sofa covers to decide whether they need to be replaced or whether they can be updated with new covers so that they act like they are brand-new when you move into your new property.
You can’t easily pack your plants into boxes because they need to breathe while they are on the move and they probably won’t be first on your list to take care of when you arrive at your new home. Some people think ahead by making these items the last to load onto your removal vehicle so they can be the first that can be moved to your garden or your new greenhouse on arrival.
Where possible, ask your removal company to provide wardrobe cartons. With these, you can load your hanging clothes directly into the cartons and after they’ve been transported to your new home they can be re-hung straight into your new wardrobes, saving you from having to take half of your clothes to the launderette or the dry cleaners during the first week in your new property.
Kitchen appliances are very difficult to move easily. If you aren’t investing in a complete new range of stainless steel appliances in your new property, it is better to leave these items to be moved by professionals who are used to carrying the difficult heavy weights and avoiding scratches, dents and other damage during the transportation. Many people suggest that a large amount of bubble wrap is very helpful when you are moving your kitchen appliances from one location to another.
Should you save money by moving yourself?
If you are buying and selling a property, there are many expenses involved between selling your old property and finally moving into the new one, so many people wonder whether they should save the few hundred pounds it would cost to hire a removal company to move all of your household goods against the cost of hiring a small white van for the day and asking five friends for one of the biggest favours they will ever make for you.
When your cash flow is over tight, it might be better to postpone the new bed and wardrobes to your new property for three or four months time so that you have the money available to pay a professional mover to transport you carefully, safely and completely covered by insurance, to ensure all of your special items arrive securely in the new home of your dreams.
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Sharon writes for Removals Services Scotland who offer help with removals services Glasgow.